2022 AHEPPP Conference Chair Information & Application

The 2022 Family Engagement in Higher Education Conference will take place in Orlando, Florida November 2-4.  After two years of Virtual events, our association is thrilled to reconvene face-to-face for a "professional family" reunion! Having a strong, creative, and dedicated Conference Chair is essential to the success of our conference. The Board of Directors invite AHEPPP members to apply for this position. Applications are due by September 3, 2021


The Conference Chair will serve a 16-month term (October 2021 - February 2023). Preference for Conference Chair will be given to an individual who has previously served on an AHEPPP Conference team and attended an in-person Family Engagement in Higher Education National Conference. The Conference Chair position requires an average of 2-5 hours per week. As the conference approaches, time commitments may increase to 8-10 hours per week. The AHEPPP 2022 Conference Chair is required to attend the AHEPPP Virtual Conference November 8-10, 2021 and AHEPPP Orlando November 2-4 2022.

All applicants must submit a signed letter from their supervisor certifying institutional support to attend the 2022 national conference. Institutional support includes travel costs (airfare, registration fees, hotel, ground transportation, meals and lodging).

Description & Responsibilities

The AHEPPP Conference Team Chair:

  • is a primary role on the conference committee leadership team that includes the AHEPPP Executive Director and reports directly to the AHEPPP Board of Directors.

  • will participate and observe in the AHEPPP 2021 Virtual Conference to gather information in preparation for planning the AHEPPP 2022 national conference.

  • partners with the Board of Directors to establish a conference theme and design; including the technical, operational and digital footprint for the conference.

    • conduct a spring 2022 site visit (dates TBD) with AHEPPP staff (expenses paid by AHEPPP);

    • develop general conference schedule and identify timing for signature events (i.e. opening even(s), keynote/welcome, awards dinner, number of sessions per time block, etc.)

  • oversees the administrative and logistical management of the conference by

    • collaborating to develop a master conference timeline integrating detailed timelines submitted by area chairs/co-chairs;

    • preparing agendas, task lists and facilitating all conference planning meetings;

    • working collaboratively with conference planning team to refine and implement conference vision and goals, and ensure area chairs/co-chairs adhere to the conference budget and timelines.

    • in partnership with the Board of Directors, organize the process to search for and select the conference keynote speaker.
  • actively supports sub-committees and co-chairs for maximized engagement and participation.

  • will act as the Master of Ceremonies for the AHEPPP 2022 Conference.

  • will prepare and submit a conference final report (executive summary) as directed to document decisions, activities, results of new programs and recommendations of importance to the incoming Conference Team, 2023 Chair, and the Board of Directors.

Please click here to apply. 

If you have any questions before applying, please contact Lindsay McKinney, Executive Director [email protected] or Kristi Okerlund, 2020/2021 Conference Chair [email protected]